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Defence Forces repel Russian attacks in areas of 12 settlements – General Staff report

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 05:22
Defence Forces repel Russian attacks in areas of 12 settlements – General Staff report

The Ukrainian Defence Forces repelled Russian attacks in the areas of 12 settlements on 18 February 2023.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 19 February 2023

Quote: "Over the last day, the Russian occupiers carried out four airstrikes and 15 missile strikes, most of them targeting civilian infrastructure in Khmelnytskyi, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Kherson oblasts. The enemy also deployed multiple-launch rocket systems to fire 50 times. 


The threat of Russian missile attacks on the entire territory of Ukraine remains high. 

The enemy is focusing its main efforts on conducting offensive operations on the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk fronts.

Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces have repelled the occupiers’ attacks in the areas of Hrianykivka and Masiutivka in Kharkiv Oblast; Bilohorivka, Chervonopopivka and Kreminna in Luhansk Oblast; and Vyimka, Fedorivka, Dubovo-Vasylivka, Berkhivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske and Chasiv Yar in Donetsk Oblast."


Details: No offensive groups of the Russians were detected on the Volyn, Polissia, Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, even though the Russians continued holding their troops near the border with Ukraine. During the past day, areas of 23 settlements, including Kozache, Buniakine, Ryzhivka, Volfyne and Volodymyrivka in Sumy Oblast, as well as Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Strilecha and Krasne Pershe in Kharkiv Oblast, were shelled.

On the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts, Russia fired on Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Hrianykivka, Kupiansk and Berestove in Kharkiv Oblast; Stelmakhivka, Nevske, Chervonopopivka, Kreminna, Dibrova and Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast; and Spirne and Rozdolivka in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Bakhmut front, more than 21 cities, towns and villages came under Russian fire. This refers to Zaliznianske, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Stupochky, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Kurdiumivka and New-York in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk fronts, Russian forces fired from artillery on 16 settlements, including Avdiivka, Vodiane, Vesele, Nevelske, Heorhiivka, Marinka, Bohoiavlenka, Velyka Novosilka, Zolota Nyva, Vuhledar and Neskuchne in Donetsk Oblast.

On the Zaporizhzhia front, areas of Vremivka in Donetsk Oblast and Malynivka, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaky, Novodanylivka, Mala Tokmachka and Bilohiria in Zaporizhzhia Oblast were attacked.

On the Kherson front, Russian artillery fire affected the city of Kherson itself, as well as areas of over 27 settlements, including Beryslav, Kozatske, Poniativka, Sadove, Vesele, Antonivka, Veletenske and Berehove in Kherson Oblast. 

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has reported that Russian forces have issues with logistical support for their troops. For example, the occupiers have to send their anti-aircraft missile systems to manufacturing plants in Russia because of the failure of the S-300 modernised anti-aircraft missile systems and the impossibility to provide components and maintain equipment in combat conditions. 

The Air Force of the Defence Forces of Ukraine carried out six strikes on clusters of Russian military personnel and equipment, as well as a strike on an anti-aircraft missile system position, during the last 24 hours.

Air defence units shot down two Kalibr cruise missiles. In addition, Rocket Forces and Artillery units hit one cluster of Russian military manpower.

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